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Species Nicrophorus sayi

Red and Black Beetle - Nicrophorus sayi Nicrophorus sayi? - Nicrophorus sayi Nicrophorus sayi Nicrophorus sayi Silphidae - Nicrophorus sayi Nicrophorus orbicollis? - Nicrophorus sayi Carrion beetle? - Nicrophorus sayi beetle - Nicrophorus sayi
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Silphidae (Carrion Beetles)
Genus Nicrophorus (Sexton Beetles)
Species sayi (Nicrophorus sayi)
Explanation of Names
Nicrophorus sayi Laporte 1840
Size
15-23 mm(1)
Range
so. Canada east of the Rockies & ne. US (south to nw. GA)(1)
Season
the first species of the genus to become active in spring: adults often present while snow is still on the ground(1)
Works Cited
1.The carrion beetles of Canada and Alaska (Coleoptera: Silphidae and Agyrtidae)
Anderson, R.S. and S.B. Peck. 1985. Agriculture Canada.